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'Maximising Value: Learning Resources and Library Services in Further Education' - programme and booking details are below.


November 21 2018 - 10:00
November 21 2018 - 16:00


Mary Ward House
5-7 Tavistock Place
London, WC1H 9SN
United Kingdom

Venue Photos

Venue Photos

About the Event

Each year this popular event, free of charge to FE staff, aims to bring together learning resources and library managers to share best practice and innovation in the management, delivery and support e-resources in further education. 

In addition, you will be able to meet a range of suppliers thanks to the participation of our sponsors.


Chest logo - a blue triangle and the word Chest
White Content Online on a light blue background
EBSCO OpenAthens Eduserv KeyLinks Content Online


Course summary

Each year this popular event aims to bring together learning resources and library managers to share best practice and innovation in the management, delivery and support e-resources in further education. This year the theme is ‘maximising value’. Further education learning resources and library services continue to reinvent themselves and e-resources and technology provide new ways to demonstrate value. Our presenters will give examples of how they have done this, with plenty of opportunity for interactions and questions. As in previous years, this event aims to attract enthusiastic participants ready to join in the discussions, share ideas, develop learning opportunities and leave inspired with practical ideas to improve their service. 

Who should attend?

Learning resources/library staff in further education and sixth form colleges.

Learning objectives

Participants will have an opportunity to:

  • Develop understanding of the role of e-resources in maximising the value of services
  • Learn how other learning resources managers and librarians in colleges have tackled the challenge of demonstrating value to their college communities
  • Hear how usage data can help to demonstrate value
  • Network with others in a similar role to strengthen professional relationships
  • Take away tips, techniques and strategies which you can integrate into your own service.


Programme and Speakers


Registration & Refreshments


Welcome & Housekeeping from the Chair

Vicki McGarvey
Learning and Information Services Manager Staffordshire University


Opening Speaker

Andrew Barker
UKSG Chair


Sponsor Sessions

  • Ebsco
  • Open Athens


Break and Exhibition Viewing


The Role of usage data in informing decision making processes, engaging stakeholders and assessing value

Laura Wong
Library analytics services analyst, Jisc


Informed choices for managing e-resources

Karen Foster
Head of Learning Centres, Yeovil College


Lunch and exhibition viewing


Sponsor Session

  • Eduserv
  • KeyLinks (CLA/Kortext)
  • Content Online


Tough data driven decisions and radical thinking

Tracey Totty
Library Services Manager, Middlesbrough College


Ready......Steady.......GOOGLE! Managing the transition from static PDF helpsheets to a dynamic model

Adam Say
Library Manager, Barton Peveril Sixth Form College


Break and exhibition viewing


Learning from each other - Interactive session

Chris Balmforth
Wakefield College


Summing up from the Chair


Feedback from last year's UKSG E-Resources for Further Education event.


£ 0.00 + £ 0.00 VAT


£ 0.00 + £ 0.00 VAT



Our annual seminar UKSG E-Resources for Further Education is open to those librarians working in Further Education colleges. To register for this event please fill in our online booking form.


A small number of commercial delegate places are available at £90, please register your interest here (bookings will be made strictly in order of registration).


There are a limited number of places so if for any reason you have booked but find you cannot attend, please do let us know so that we can work down the waiting list and enable someone else to make the most of the day. 

NB: UKSG reserves the right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its reasonable control without being obliged to refund monies.

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